Benjamin Von Wong Lecture on “Inspiration and Motivation”

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Darkroom Gallery is pleased to announce a lecture on "Inspiration and Motivation" by photographer Benjamin Von Wong. Von Wong is also acting juror for our Trick of the Eye Exhibit (accepting submissions until April 3rd) which will be on display at the time of the workshop.

His photographs, articles, as well as many of his Behind the Scene photos and videos can be found on Facebook, flickr, 500px, Youtube as well as numerous social blogs such as DIYPhotography, Petapixel, Fstoppers, SlrLounge, Prophoto, B&H Photo.

Coming from the Web 2.0 generation, Von Wong maximizes his utilization of the social networks to gather passionate individuals that volunteer to participate and collaborate in his projects. He has launched his first international collaboration “Von Wong does Europe” crowd-funded by fans and friends with the help of numerous social networks. This project has allowed him to collaborate with a variety of artists throughout Europe such as Pyrotechnicians, Underwater film crews and Paraplegic Olympic athletes. Hismantra: "Sounds impossible? Let's do it!"

We are excited to have some of that motivation rub off on us and learn how to make our photographic dreams a reality!

Topics covered will include:

  • How inspiration works
  • A step by step guide on how to put together a creative photo shoot
  • An analysis on the art of collaboration
  • Understanding the importance of storytelling
  • Photographing for the purpose of digital retouching
  • Breakdown of select shots (before/after/layer deconstruction)

At 4:30 we will be hosting our Trick of the Eye Artist Reception, so stay on to chat, eat, drink and be tricky!

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  • Ken S.

    What a wonderful opportunity. Anyone that aspires to make photographic images for themselves, for others or for clients couldn't help but be inspired. Ben's photographic journey is remarkable. His view and presentation about inspiration and motivation were like being at a TED talk. He talked about taking your inspiration or even your ho hum photography work and turn it into something remarkable, unique and gratifying. All in all anyone that attended was truly fortunate.

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Ken S.

    It's official LPA will be coming by with some Pocket Wizzard swag. So everyone is likely to leave with something.

    April 29, 2013

  • Ken S.

    Latest rumor: LPA Design (makers of pocket wizards) will be providing a few more giveaways at Ben's Talk!

    April 26, 2013

  • Ken S.

    Cydi Freeman +1

    April 3, 2013

  • Adriane

    Hello! I am new to this site but hope to be able to connect, share to learn more about my favorite hobbies!

    February 21, 2013

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